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Susan Masterson, PhD

PhD Health Psychology, Behavioral Medicine

Susan Masterson is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, who has dedicated her career to emphasizing brain health. This lifelong passion has translated into a mission to help clients understand the importance of self-care and its effects on the brain. With this mission in tact, Susan continues to revolutionize how we approach learning and behavior. 


  • Clinical training with brain injury and spinal cord rehabilitation, EEG neurofeedback, and substance abuse treatment
  • Doctoral dissertation focusing on physical activity initiation and maintenance
  • 10 years practicing clinical psychologist
  • Author/Owner of the Autoimmune Self-Care website
  • Author of books including: “Lifestyle Change That Lasts: The Workbook for Your Journey” (2019) and “You Mean it Isn’t in My Head?: What Sjogren’s Syndrome Is And What You Can Do About It” (2021)
  • Creator of “Anxiety Relief Coloring Pages and Journal Prompts” book (2023)
  • Developing printable and digital resources for teachers and therapists who help children with learning disabilities.


  • University at Albany, SUNY – M.S. Educational Psychology and Statistics
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth – M.P.H. (Master of Public Health)
  • University of North Texas – Ph.D. Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine

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